UPDATE 7:00 P.M.| According to the Seattle Police Department’s account, a pedestrian in his 30s is lucky his face was the only part of his body a Sound Transit train hit Monday evening.
Seattle police say that at about 5 p.m., a man detectives believe was under the influence of alcohol and drugs was walking eastbound on South Holly Street when a northbound South Transit train struck him in the face and knocked him backward.
The man only suffered a minor facial injury, said Seattle fire spokesman Kyle Moore, and was taken to Harborview for treatment.
UPDATE 5:55 P.M.| The Seattle Fire Department said its medics took a man in his 40s from the accident scene to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition after he was struck in the face by the train.
ORIGINAL POST | Seattle police are reporting that a male pedestrian has been struck by a Sound Transit light-rail train at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Holly Street in Seattle.
Sound Transit service was initially stopped in both directions, but regular operations resumed at about 5:45 p.m. with minor delays.
We will add information to this post as it becomes available.